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New Jersey Devils vs Washington Capitals Odds Preview with Prediction

The New Jersey Devils will look to grab a road win when they take on the Capitals in Washington at Verizon Center on Thursday in NHL betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Washington Capitals in this one found them earlier as -260 favorites on the NHL money line at Bet365. Betting the over under total instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.8-1.6 victory for the Capitals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

New Jersey Devils vs Washington Capitals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the New Jersey Devils have seen them go 25-25-12 so far this season, while the Capitals are at 42-13-7. In totals betting, the Washington Capitals are 26-22-14, while the Devils are 23-23-16. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs New Jersey injuries news.

The Washington Capitals sit at No. 1 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the New Jersey Devils sit at a No. 11 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Washington's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 3.34 goals per game, against a Devils defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.9 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 22.22% while the Devils defense kills off 80.73% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New Jersey was a 4-3 loser in its last match at home against the Canadiens. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

In their last action, Washington was a 4-1 winner on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Washington at -125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • New Jersey is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • New Jersey is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • New Jersey is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • New Jersey is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Washington is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Washington is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
  • Washington is 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New Jersey at Boston, Saturday, March 4th
Washington home to Philadelphia, Saturday, March 4th